Apple Pay Has Launched in Vietnam & Chile

Apple Pay Has Launched in Vietnam & Chile

Apple Pay is available in more than 80 countries worldwide, and Vietnam and Chile have now joined the list and accept the contactless mobile payment service.

Apple has slowly been expanding its Apple Pay network to various countries for quite a few years. Earlier this month, a rumor indicated the payment service would roll out to Vietnam and Chile as soon as August 8.

As first reported by 9to5Mac, an X post by user @aaronp613 on Monday said Apple has officially updated the Apple Pay backend to launch support in Vietnam. TPBank, which is a local bank in the area, has since launched a dedicated website letting its customers know they can now add their cards to their iPhone’s Wallet app.

Apple’s Chilean website for the service went live later on Monday evening.

Adding Your Credit or Debit Card to Apple Pay

Once Apple Pay arrives in their country, users can add their credit or debit card to the service by doing the following:

  • iPhone users running iOS 12 can go to the Wallet app and tap the “+” icon in the upper right-hand corner to begin, and then just follow the prompts. Users of iPads with Touch ID can add a card to the service to use in apps by going into “Settings” -> “Wallet & Apple Pay” to add a card there.
  • Apple Watch users will need to enter the Watch app on their iPhone, Tap on the “Wallet & Apple Pay” option, and then tap the “Add Credit or Debit Card” option.

First introduced in 2014, Apple Pay is now available in over 50 countries or regions around the world.

The full list of ‌Apple Pay‌ countries and regions is available on Apple’s website.

For more information about the service, visit the Apple website.